Assynt, situated on the west coast of Scotland, is home to stunning scenery and wildlife

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

Assynt’s Wildlife, Landscape and Geology

Welcome to our website.  Allow us to help you discover and enjoy the stunning wildlife and unique wild spaces that can be found throughout Assynt.

Assynt is located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland. Our parish contains some of the most incredible scenery you will encounter in Scotland. We have deep sea lochs, pristine beaches and magnificent mountains.

The variety of wildlife recorded in Assynt, whether birds, dolphins, fungi, insects, or plants never fails to inspire both the casual and more experienced observer. Visit our species galleries for a small taster of what’s possible.

If you are travelling the ‘North Coast 500’, over 45 miles of which are in Assynt, stop with us a while. Then, give yourself time to appreciate the wider landscape. You never know what you might discover if you let our nature in.

We record and document a great number of wildlife sightings every year. Each and every one helps enhance the knowledge and understanding of the nature of Assynt. You can help with this, simply send us your sightings via the reporting form on this page or by email.

Whether you just want to browse our site, plan a visit or make use of the increasing amount of raw data now available we hope you find something of interest. Please visit us again to continue your adventure, and discover more of Assynt’s Wildlife, Landscape and Geology.

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Recent Sightings

Black-tailed Godwit

Two birds next to Loch an Aigeil, Stoer (AS) (23/05)

Minke Whale

Single animal off Achmelvich (Mal Edwards). Also one seen the previous evening at same location. (22/05)

Common Dolphin

30+ very active animals off Achmelvich (Mal Edwards) (21/05)

Orange-tip Butterfly

Male butterfly on roadside next to Maiden Loch, Clachtoll (AS) (21/05)

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth (Hemaris tityus)

Three moths, Ardvreck (Stefan Taylor) (21/05)

Common Sandpiper

Single bird, Loch Neil Bhain (Ennis Jones) (21/05)


Three male and three female birds, Loch Neil Bhain (Ennis Jones) (21/05)



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